Berkeley Rep presents world premiere of Tony winner Eve Ensler’s ‘Emotional Creature’

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 5/5 Stars » Outstanding) Eve Ensler is the quintessential artist/activist. Best known for The Vagina Monologues (a play which has been translated into 48 languages and produced in over 140 countries), she has received an astonishing degree of recognition for both roles. Her artistic awards include an Obie, a Guggenheim Fellowship and […]

Magic Theatre’s ‘Bruja’: reimagining Medea

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 2/5 Stars » Worth Seeing) Playwright Luis Alfaro has been around for a while, and accomplished a great deal of remarkable work. He has been awarded fellowships by both the MacArthur Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. For ten years he worked with Los Angeles’ renowned Mark Taper Forum as Associate Producer, Director […]

Wajdi Mouawad’s ‘Scorched’: A.C.T. introduces bay area audiences to an important world playwright

(Charles Kruger) “Scorched” by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Linda Gaboriau, produced by A.C.T. Director: Carey Perloff. Scenery: Scott Bradley. Costumes: Sandra Woodall. Lighting: Russell H. Champa. Sound: Jake Rodriguez. Projection Design: Alexander V. Nichols. Dramaturg: Beatrice Basso. Assistant Director: Emily Hoffman. Alhonse Lebel/Doctor: David Strathairn. Simon/Guide: Babak Tafti. Janine: Annie Purcell. Ralph/Antoine/Militiaman/Photographer: Manoel Felciano. Nawal […]